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Yuma County Arrest Records

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Yuma County, AZ Arrest Records

What are Yuma County Arrest Statistics?

Yuma amassed 3,429 arrests over the past three years. During 2017, Yuma’s arrest rate was 559.25 per 100,000 residents. The county of Yuma is 24.32% lower than the national average of 739.02 per 100,000 residents. During that same year, 149 arrests were for violent crimes like murder, rape, and robbery. The county of Yuma also experienced 1,001 arrests for property crimes. When compared to Coconino and Maricopa, Yuma is a more dangerous place to reside.

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  • 3,429Arrests in the county for the last 3 years
  • 559.25Arrest rate in 2017 per 100.000 population
  • 149Violent crime arrests

Yuma County Recent Arrest Trends

In Yuma, the most common crime is larceny/theft which accounts for 521 of the arrests in a year. The second most common crime in Yuma, is burglary, and the third most common is aggravated assault.

  • 521Larceny/Theft
  • 378Burglary
  • 108Aggravated Assault

Violent Crime Arrests vs. Non-Violent

In Yuma, the most violent crimes committed are murder, manslaughter, rape, robbery and aggravated assault. The county of Yuma has a higher rate of non-violent crime. During 2017, Yuma experienced 149 violent crimes and 1,001 non-violent crimes. When comparing Yuma to the national average of 739.02, Yuma is lower by 24.32% than the national average.

Yuma County Crime Rate from 2004-2017

Yuma County Police Records

Police records exist in different types of Sheriff’s Offices and in many forms. In most generally, Yuma county police reports may be obtained from the local county Sheriff’s Office. You can visit in person and request documents as county police records are available to the masses per the state laws and the Freedom of Information Act. The documents may include Yuma county police reports, Yuma county bookings and even images. These documents are related to when a person is arrested, booked, and incarcerated. First, they are questioned, and basic data is taken while someone fills out the report. Then the arresting officer takes pictures of the person, and they are put in a jail cell until they can make pay the fees. Some regions may charge a fee for a copy of police records. You may have to appear in person and may need to have the following facts for them to find your file:

  • Date and time of the occurrence
  • The location of the incident
  • Name(s) of those involved
  • Officer’s name and rank
  • Case number

This will help the administrator find the records you need.

Yuma county police records can reveal a lot of information about a person. A good type of police record might be a traffic incident report. Some reports are available to the public after a waiting period, such as 60-days.

Sometimes you can get copies of Yuma county police records by mail. Contact your local county Sheriff’s Office to inquire about requests and the payment.

Yuma County Mugshots

Yuma County mugshots have been taken since the 1800s, shortly after the development of photography. Then in 1888, a French policeman Alphonse Bertillon standardized the process and made it the norm. Many of these pictures are kept in a “mug book” to help witnesses and victims identify people.

Yuma county mugshots are the pictures taken of people upon arrest. Local police, Sheriff’s Offices, and other law enforcement agencies take them. Usually , the subject is photographed from the front (full-face view) and then the side (profile view). These Yuma county mugshots are stored with the person’s criminal record and police reports. They are used by victims, witnesses, and investigators to identify bad guys.

Typically , when a judge issues an Yuma county arrest warrant for other crimes , and the criminal does not show up in court, these mugshots are used to help locate the suspect.

Mugshots are readily show up online as they are public records. Information informational portals offer mugshots with other types of documents such as criminal records, arrest records and other court cases.

Felonies, Misdemeanors, and Sex Offenders

Police and arrest records will also include information on felonies, misdemeanors, and sex offenders. Since everything is readily available and connected, any past arrests will show up as well.

Yuma County Sheriff’s Office

It is situated in Yuma county, Arizona with a total number of 207 employees - 4 female, 76 male officers and 127 civilians. Yuma County SO ORI (Originated Agency Identifier) number is AZ0140000, it belongs to the Mountain division in the West region with a region code of Region IV.

  • Agency Name: Yuma County Sheriff's Office
  • State: Arizona
  • City: Yuma
  • Type: County
  • Address: 141 S. 3rd Avenue
  • Phone Number: (928) 783-4427
  • Fax: (928) 539-7837
  • Email:
  • Website:

Police Departments in Yuma County

San Luis Police Department1030 E. Union St.928-341-2420
Somerton Police Department445 E. Main St(928) 722-7300
Yuma Police Department1500 South 1st Avenue Yuma(928) 373-4656

Yuma County, AZ Jail and Inmate Records

YUMA County has 534 jails with an average daily population of 381 inmates with a total of 535 jail population. When breaking down the YUMA County jail population by gender, females are a minority compared to male prisoners and make 10% with 55 female and 377 male inmates.

  • 534Jails
  • 535Prisoners
  • 433 %Jail Rate

How Does Yuma County Inmate Search Work?

Yuma County inmate records are public files that anyone can acquire easily. The Freedom of Information Act governs the rules regarding Yuma county inmate records which provide a lot of useful insights about a person.

Yuma County Booking

Yuma county bookings are also helpful when looking for stats on whether or not a stranger has been arrested. When a perpetrator is arrested, the officer fills out paperwork and then holds them in a incarceration cell , which essentially becomes their Yuma county booking record. It may also include things like fingerprints, photos , physical details, their name, and address, officer in charge , the details of the crime, the location, and any trucks that were involved. The general public has the ability to get a copy of someone’s Yuma county booking records without any type of approval .

Yuma County Jail

  • Agency Name: La Paz Juvenile Detention Center
  • State: AZ
  • City: Yuma
  • Type: County
  • Address: 2440 West 28th Street
  • Phone Number: 928-314-1819
  • Fax: 928-314-1996
  • Email:
  • Website:

Prisons and Jails in Yuma County

Arizona State Prison Complex – Yuma7125 East Juan Sanchez Blvd928-627-8871
Yuma County Adult Detention Center200 West Court Street928-782-9871
Yuma County Juvenile Detention2440 West 28th Street928-782-9871
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